Primula conjugens

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Primula conjugens, synonym Dodecatheon conjugens,[1][2][3][4] is a species of flowering perennial plant in the primrose family, known by the common name Bonneville shooting star.[4]

Primula conjugens
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Primula
Section: Primula sect. Dodecatheon
P. conjugens
Binomial name
Primula conjugens
)Greene) A.R.Mast & Reveal
  • Dodecatheon conjugens Greene

Description edit

Primula conjugens is a thick-rooted perennial with narrow oval-shaped leaves around the base.[3]

It erects slim, tall stems which are dark in color and are topped with inflorescences of one to seven showy flowers.[3] The bloom period is April to July.[4]

Each flower nods with its mouth pointed to the ground when new, and becomes more erect with age. It has five reflexed sepals in shades of magenta (or, rarely, white) which lie back against the body of the flower. At the base of the sepals is a ring of bright yellow. From the corolla mouth protrude large dark red or black anthers surrounding a threadlike pink stigma.[3]

The fruit is circumscissile.[3]

The plant is of special value to native bumble bee species.[5][6] Historically, it was consumed by Native Americans, and may still suffice to prevent starvation.[7]

Distribution and habitat edit

The perennial wildflower is native to western North America from northeastern California, the Great Basin, and Pacific Northwest; east to Wyoming and Montana (U.S.) and across western Canada to Saskatchewan.[5]

It grows in seasonally wet areas of habitats including: sagebrush steppe and sagebrush scrub, yellow pine forest, wetland-riparian zones, and moist slopes and meadows of mountains.[4] It is found at elevations of 200–1,900 metres (660–6,230 ft).[3]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Primula conjugens (Greene) A.R.Mast & Reveal". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2022-04-14.
  2. ^ Calflora Database: Dodecatheon conjugens (not an active name; please see Primula conjugens) . accessed 12.8.2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Jepson eFlora: Primula conjugens . accessed 12.8.2016.
  4. ^ a b c d Calflora: Primula conjugens . accessed 12.8.2016.
  5. ^ a b Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network− Dodecatheon conjugens (Bonneville shootingstar)
  6. ^ Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
  7. ^ Reiner, Ralph E. (1969). Introducing the Flowering Beauty of Glacier National Park and the Majestic High Rockies. Glacier Park, Inc. p. 68.

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